• Mikkel Bech
4. term, Psychology, Master (Master Programme)
Abstract
How can eye-tracking and virtual reality be used to improve on assessment and rehabilitation of spatial cognition? This master thesis will attempt to answer that question by investigating what kind of issues there are with the common assessment- and rehabilitation methods used in spatial cognition. It does so by investigation the syndrome spatial neglect, what it is, how it is assessed and rehabilitated and evaluating on the current methods used. The traditional pen-and-paper-tests have issues with ecological validity and sensitivity. The thesis will then evaluate eye-tracking and virtual reality as research and assessment tools and give suggestions as to how eye-tracking and virtual reality can be used to assess and rehabilitate spatial cognition. Conclusively it is possible to use eye-tracking and virtual reality to improve on some methods of assessment and rehabilitation, by creating a safe virtual environment in which different tasks, inspired by the traditional tests can be implemented. By using eye-tracking to record data on where the patients look and what they fixate on it might be possible to create a more sensitive system than the traditional tests.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date28 Sep 2018
Number of pages35
ID: 287681529